Legal eagle to enforce real estate settlement act

Gary Cunningham takes over HUD enforcement division

Gary Cunningham sees his new role at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a good fit for both his professional background and his interests.

He worked as a private-practice attorney specializing in real estate, finance, construction and corporate law. He served as general counsel for the development of the $300 million St. Louis convention center, home to the St. Louis Rams football team. He also worked for a construction firm in St. Louis.

And most recently, he spent about a year at the U.S.